Benicia Plein Air Gallery


Artist Information: Benicia 2nd Annual Plein Air Paint Out.

Saturday August 26, 2017

Everything you need to know is on the prospectus, but here are a few important details.

Starting at 8 am we will begin registration at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery. 307 First Street, Benicia. You can bring as many canvasses (watercolor paper or board) as you wish to be stamped for the Paint Out. You will be given a packet with your panel number on a label for your painting. Please wear your name tag throughout the day. 


2:45 - 3 pm hang your framed painting on the panel with your number. Don't be late, judging begins at 3 pm. On your painting label, please fill out the name of the painting, medium and price. 10% of sales will go to the Plein Air Gallery and 15% to Arts Benicia's Youth Program.


3 - 4 pm Judging. All artists will be asked to stand in front of the gallery at 3 pm for a group photo during judging. Then you'll choose your Artist's Choice winner, giving the judge lots of room. When the judge is finished, take a look to see if you've won so you can take your painting to the front of the gallery and await your award.


4 - 4:30 Winners will take their paintings to the front of the gallery, when their names are called, to shake the hands of the mayor and judge and collect their ribbon and pose for a photo. When the awards are all presented the winners will come back to the front of the gallery and choose their merchandise prizes, and pose for one last photo, 1st place gets first choice and so on...


4:15 - 6 Painting sales. Music by Gringa www.gringamusic.com. Refreshments. Chat with the public about your work. 


6 pm take down.


While you're waiting for judging or after the festivities for dinner, or at any time during the day of August 26, you will have coupons for discounts at several 1st St businesses, a free coffee with the purchase of a pastry, 10% off your meal and more nice deals like that. Each artist will get these coupons in their packet in the morning at stamping.